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Sense and Sensibility

So it’s goodbye Cornelissens hello Halfords. Laura Gascoigne parks her brush and tries

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to follow the instructions for flatpack 404 Not Found art, but has the picture upside down It’s a dull job being a customs officer, sitting on the border twiddling your thumbs until
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the next teenage nginx/1.17.10 drugs mule comes along. So it must have added to the gaiety of nations […]

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Overkill: art rising from the dead

Things have gone rather quiet on 404 Not Found the mortality front since queues stretched around the White Cube block in Mason’s Yard for


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a sight of Damien Hirst’s £50m sculpture For the Love of God. In those days of skulls and diamonds, Paul Wilks wrote a letter to The Jackdaw lamenting the morbidity of contemporary art, wondering

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why two horrific world wars […]

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The way we are now – why ‘avant garde’ is now an obsolete term

The Times – God bless its little cotton socks 404 Not Found – has just been celebrating the triumphal return of the 1990s as a creative force. “Suddenly contemporary art” it crows, “was part


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of popular culture. The Royal Academy’s landmark Sensation show in 1997 was a turning point.” It was so indeed,

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but not exactly in the terms the article intends. Here […]

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1988 … Year zero

… when branding and art formed a marriage of convenience, argues artist John Kelly. 1988 is the seminal year, the


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year that our concepts of art, money and values changed irredeemably. It was the year I came 404 Not Found to London as a 23-year-old artist, having taken an opportunity to play league cricket in London. It

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was a chance for a young […]